Scripture Readings

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Composite 19 - Micah 4:2-3, 5; 6:2-5, 8; 5:4, 5 (Vespers, 1st reading)

1
Thus saith the Lord: “Out of Zion shall we go forth a law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge between many peoples, and shall rebuke strong nations afar off. For all people will walk every one in his own way, but we will walk in the Name of the Lord our God for ever.”
2
Thus saith the Lord Almighty: “Hear, O mountains, the complaint of the Lord, and you valleys, even the foundations of the earth; for the Lord will enter into judgment with His people, and will contend with Israel. O My people, what have I done to you? Or in what have I grieved you? Answer me! For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage, I delivered you; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Mariam. O My people, remember now, what the adversaries counseled against you, and who declared against you.”
3
I have declared to you, O man, what is good; or what does the Lord require of you, except to do justice, and love mercy, and be ready to walk humbly with the Lord your God? For the Lord shall be exalted in strength, and shall tend His flock in peace, even to the ends of the earth.